Contemporary Istanbul hosts a reception at New Museum in New York for its 10th year celebrations
The event will be organized in the Sky Room of New Museum. The New Museum’s Triennial, which runs through May 24th is, and has been since 2009, an insightful look at promising emerging artists chosen as the best representation of ‘the now’ —the exhibition title this year, "Surround Audience.” Turkish contemporary artist Aslı Çavuşoğlu, one of fifty-one artists exhibiting at this year’s Triennial will discuss her work as well as her practice, including Long Ago Person Found (2015), which is on display at the exhibition.
Prominent collectors, curators and gallerists as well as important art world players will attend the talk, and will be welcomed by Contemporary Istanbul. Contemporary Istanbul’s Chairman Ali Güreli will also address attendees during the event. Güreli will focus on contemporary Istanbul's status as a global brand in the arts, and will speak further about the relationship between art and city, including the where's and hows of possible art cities in the future.
This third iteration of the Triennial is titled "Surround Audience” and is co-curated by New Museum Curator Lauren Cornell and artist Ryan Trecartin. Founded in 1977, the New Museum aims to discover new and fresh art---an approach shared by CI. The reception will be organized with the support of Leyla Alaton, who is the member of International Leadership Council Members and also with the support of Turkish Republic Culture and Tourism Ministry and Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Turkish collector Ahmet Kocabıyık is among the supporters of New Museum Triennial.
'Metanoia' book presentation during Gallery Weekend Berlin 2015
Contemporary Istanbul Program Director Assoc. Prof. Marcus Graf will talk about her newest sculpture series and the release of "Metanoia” during the Gallery Weekend 2015 on May 2 at BERLINARTPROJECTS gallery space. Graf has contributed to the text to this book and will discuss his views on Şaşmazer's work. "METANOIA” is Şaşmazer’s second solo exhibition that opened in 2014 at MSFAU TOPHANE-İ AMİRE. "Metanoia” means a spiritually drastic transformation, a reconstruction and healing. For Yasam Şaşmazer the effort of confronting the shadow and internalizing it through her sculptures expresses a kind of spiritual and mental transformation, "Metanoia”.
Contemporary Istanbul’s Selection Committee evaluates art galleries from 32 different cities in Brussels
Contemporary Istanbul gathered with art lovers in Amman and Beirut to celebrate its 10th year
Contemporary Istanbul announces Silvia Koch as new Director
From 2007 to 2014 Koch worked at artnet, responsible for galleries in Berlin and
London, and is credited for successfully guiding the artnet team into a new and highly
successful era. In addition, she has worked as various well know galleries including
Galerie Christian Nagel and Arndt Contemporary, and has organized several
contemporary art exhibitions in Berlin.
Contemporary Istanbul welcomes Marc-Olivier Wahler as its Artistic Advisor!
Ali Güreli, Contemporary Istanbul’s Founder and Chairman participated in Art For Tomorrow conference
Ali Güreli, Contemporary Istanbul’s Founder and Chairman participated in the New York Times Art For Tomorrow conference, took place at Doha, Qatar, March 14 – 16!
On Monday March 16, Ali Güreli was joined Victoria Siddall, Director of the Frieze Art Fairs London and New York and Frieze Masters; Savita Apte,Chair of the Abraaj Art Prizeand a committee member of Art Dubai; and Hans Ulrich Obrist, Co-Director of The Serpentine Galleries. The discussion was moderated by Michael Kimmelman, Chief Art and Architecture Critic of The New York Times. Together they will discuss Art Fairs and Festivals: Global/Local, Temporary/Permanent.
Gureli spoke about the unique position of Contemporary Istanbul, both locally (within Turkey) and to its immediate regions. Highlighting the importance of Istanbul’s location in relation to its surrounding regions, linking East to West, Gureli talked about the fair and the city’s role at the centre of a series of constantly shifting cultural and political landscapes and how this translates into Istanbul’s cultural scene both now and in the future.
Due to be opened by one of the world's strongest arts & culture advocates, Her Excellency Sheikha Al Mayassa bint Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani, the inaugural Art for Tomorrow conference focused on the art and architecture that is playing a vital role in building communities, developing commerce and enriching lives throughout the globe.
Art for Tomorrow welcomed 200 invited guests representing the arts, public and private sectors, tourism experts, city planners and business developers. The conference discussed the changing dynamics of art and architecture, and their potential to transform people and places.
CI was ranked by Skate’s Art Market Research as the second most attended contemporary art fair
Art market analysis service Skate’s released its 2014 Art Fairs Report, which "focuses on the world’s major art fairs and their operators, aggregated statistics for the world’s most important art fairs and various subsets of data.
Contemporary Istanbul was ranked by Skate’s Art Market
Research in New York as the second most attended contemporary art fair in the
frontier markets (second to ARCO in Madrid, Spain). According to ArtNews
editorial about Skate’s Report, Contemporary Istanbul 2014 listed as 5th most
visited art fair in the top 10 Skate Art Market Research with more visitors
than the Armory Show, Frieze New York and FIAC.